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Poultry and meatpacking workers face high rates of injury

There is concern among American poultry and meatpacking workers that regulatory changes in the industry could make their workplace unsafe.  It is felt that high processing speeds within these industries have resulted in worker injuries.  This can include carpal tunnel and repetitive stress injuries.

Pennsylvania worker almost loses life due to a chainsaw accident

A 21-year-old worker nearly lost his life as the result of a chainsaw accident that took place in Pennsylvania. While he was performing maintenance work upon a tree, the chainsaw apparently kicked back and became embedded in the man's neck and shoulder. Although his co-workers were able to detach the blade from the motor, the workers apparently felt it would be too risky for them to remove the chainsaw blade from his neck.

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